Season 9 queen Trinity Taylor is putting her new-found Drag Race fame to good use. She’s headlining the “One Community” event in her home state of Alabama to benefit a local man who was critically injured during a car wreck earlier this month.
Steven Edmondson‘s left arm was partially amputated and his legs were shattered from the femur down during a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 31 in Homewood on March 4. But beneath the sadness were stories from friends and family about how Edmondson fed the hungry despite lack of finances and when he stayed with a friend for 10 months to help them take care of a relative with Alzheimer’s without payment.
Trinity was contacted about being part of the benefit event through organizer Martin Taylor. And even though she didn’t know Edmondson, she was moved by his story and hopes to ease some of his financial worries.
“He is part of the gay community that I call home in Birmingham,” Trinity Taylor said. “As a Drag Queen, we are always looked at to be a voice for our community or to serve to help. With the international platform of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I hope to draw a crowd to support and to raise money for this event. It’s important to be kind, do good things and pay forward your blessings in life.”
The fundraiser kicks off with a silent auction of about 30-50 items from 6-8PM. Then comes Trinity’s performance, followed by Ginger Snapp, Chloe Von Trapp, Adrian Taylor, and Cierra Symone Campbell. Proceeds from the silent auction, ticket sales and all donations collected during the benefit will go toward Edmondson and his fiance Cody Henderson‘s living expenses.
Tickets can be bought in advance for $10 by clicking here. The price at the door is $15. VIP tickets, which includes two drink tickets, appetizers and a meet and greet with Trinity and the rest of the performers, can also be bought online for $30.